Matthew 6:28

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lillies of the field, how they grow: they toile not, neither doe they spinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And why are you troubled about clothing? See the flowers of the field, how they come up; they do no work, they make no thread:
- Basic English Bible

And why are ye careful about clothing? Observe with attention the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin;
- Darby Bible

And why are ye anxious for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow? they toil not, neither do they spin?
- Webster's Bible

And why be anxious about clothing? Learn a lesson from the wild lilies. Watch their growth. They neither toil nor spin,
- Weymouth Bible

Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin,
- World English Bible

And of clothing what ben ye bisye? Biholde ye the lilies of the feeld, how thei wexen. Thei trauelen not, nether spynnen;
- Wycliffe Bible

and about clothing why are ye anxious? consider well the lilies of the field; how do they grow? they do not labour, nor do they spin;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:28


Mt 6:28 Consider the lilies. While the lilies do not toil or spin, they do their work, draw up sustenance from the earth, and drink in the dew, rain and sunbeams. So we are to do our appointed work. It we do this, trusting in God, he will supply all our needs.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • Wayne
    Vv. 3,4, relieves the Christian of the concern of the affairs in this world, in our lives. The Lord will take care of our future, as He has promised.
  • J murph
    thank you Matt Henry, 1710! that was Matthew 6:33-34 was the exact chapther
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 6:20 BUT LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN WHERE NEITHER MOTH NOR RUST DOTH CORRUPT AND WHERE THIEVES DO NOT BREAK THROUGH NOR STEAL----6:21 FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS THERE WILL YOUR --- HEART --- BE ALSO PROVERBS 15:6 IN THE HOUSE OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS MUCH TREASURE BUT IN THE REVENUES OF THE WICKED IS TROUBLE
  • Eva N. Walker
    I think that it is from God and it`s all powerful and anointed. AMEN!!!
  • Andy
    Just as Jehovah God forgives us of our sins, we want to show a forgiving attitude towards people.
  • Wayne
    Trust and obey, for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust obey.

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